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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Tying the March Brown Wet Fly with Davie McPhail.

The natural March Brown (Rhithrogena haarupi) hatches are extremely localised and may occur on very few rivers, however, The March Brown pattern is a fly that is fished throughout the UK. Many areas of the UK have their own variants. The natural March Brown is found on wild, rocky rivers and not chalk streams. In Ireland, the March Brown is a good early season lough pattern, probably taken for the water louse (Asellus).

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the March Brown Wet Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Kamazan B170 size 12 Thread: Uni 8/0 Orange Rib: Flat Gold Tinsel Body: Hare's Ear or Fox Squirrel Dubbing Hackle: Brown Partridge Wing: Hen Pheasant

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

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